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Lynwood Road, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 6LR

Year 1

Class Teacher: Miss MacMahon

Teaching Assistant: Miss Hogan and Mrs Alderson 

A copy of the Year 1 curriculum overview can be downloaded below.

Year 1 Curriculum Overview 


Year One's PE day is Tuesday. Please ensure your child has their PE kits on this day and all items are clearly labelled with their name. This includes PE pumps and bags. 

PE - Swiiming

Children will be going swimming every Monday afternoon. Please ensure your child brings with them a towel, appropriate swimwear and swimming cap - please refer to the letter sent home before half term.  

Home Reading

Reading books will continue to be sent home. Books will be changed when the child has completed the book but it must be placed in the reading box in the classroom. Please continue to read daily with your child and log each time your child has read at home in the home reading log book (yellow book). All home reading books will be matched to your child's phonic knowledge. New books will be given to include the new phonic sounds that your child has learnt that week.

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We will read a range of traditional stories taken from the Usbourne or Ladybird Collection including The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Enormous Turnip and The Magic Porridge Pot.

Spring 1 - English

We will be using the book Hansel and Gretel for part of our English unit, looking at different versions of the story.  We will also be looking at shape poetry and writing our own poems. Children will have many short writing opportunities to develop their independent writing skills using all writing the skills learnt so far this year which will include non-fiction writing.  Children will continue to be read to by the class teacher each day. This will help children to develop their listening skills, introduce them to new vocabulary and also allows them to listen to different genres of books. 


We will continue to learn about place value, 2D and 3D shapes, measure (length and mass) and addition and subtraction, money and time. Children will also be introduced to simple fractions. Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRF's) will continue to be taught daily. These are mathematical facts that children should begin to remember rapidly to develop their mental maths ability. A paper copy of the Spring Term 2 KIRF's will be sent home for children to learn at home and a copy is also attached below.


Useful websites

Number bonds game -

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Numbers to 100 game -


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Children will have a 25 minute daily phonics lesson and children will be split into groups according to their phonic knowledge. The majority of phonics taught in year 1 will be phase 5 with phase 2-4 being regularly recapped.  Children will have regular screening checks to practice for the Statutory Assessment at the end of the year. Please download the document below to see the overview of the sounds your child will be learning: 

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Watch these videos to help your child with their Phonic Sounds and how to pronounce the sounds...

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Children will have 10 spellings to learn each week all linked to a phonic sound. All the spellings will be loaded onto the Spelling Shed website and all children have been allocated their own login details. Children should log on to this 2-3 times per week to access the spelling games. Children will also be given a paper copy each week to enable them to practice writing down their spellings. They will be tested each Friday and the new spellings will also be sent home on this day. In addition to this, children may be given an extra 2-3 words to learn which do not follow the regular spelling pattern. 

 Year 1 Common Exception Words on mulitcoloured Bricks Word Mat.pdfDownload
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Our topic is everday materials where we will investigate the different properties of materials and create our own material investigation.



We will continue to look at seasonal changes as we move from spring to summer and investigate the changes that are occurring including weather patterns and temperature.  

Religious Education

Big Question - What do people say about God? (Our focus question for the year)

Focus Question - What do Hindus believe about God?


In our RE lessons we will be learning about Hinduism. We will focus on who God is to Hindus and learn traditional Hindu stories including the story of Rama and Sita and Ganesh.